Belial’s Servant

Belial's Servant

“Belial’s Servant” was created out of passion more than anything else.

I wanted to get back in touch with my religious roots, and it felt really good to work on this. I originally had no concept in mind for this, and it really wound up drawing itself.

I used the Celestial Alphabet on her chest to have some fun. It says “Pure Evil”… yeah, a bit cheesy, but I like it.

Other than that, this is a fairly seriously piece. I took the symbol of Belial and put it on both of her arms. For those who don’t know, Belial is known as the spirit of the Earth and the master of mankind. In The Dead Sea Scrolls, he’s known as the Prince of Darkness.

Her axe has two different symbols. The first is the symbol of Astaroth. The second is a bit more complicated and depends of who you ask. The double-cross and infinity symbol have been associated with sulfur in relation to Alchemy and also with Lucifer himself and a never-ending reign.

At the same time, I wanted to create a symbol behind the servant to show her affiliations. Belial’s in the center with another one to the bottom left, the symbol of Lucifer above, and the symbol of sulfur and never-ending power to the right.

In terms of the execution of the piece, it was incredibly difficult… and a LOT of fun! Not much to say, really. A ton of inking, a ton of coloring, and a lot of lost sleep!

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KREATOR – "Evil Priestess of Hell (Enemy of God)"

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This piece is actually less about Kreator and more about the subject matter. It’s weird; it basically drew itself, but the design took a while to do. But it’s also based largely on the album cover for “Enemy of God Revisited”

On the surface, this is just a semi-generic piece, with a skull, inverted cross, and some hint of nudity. Below is some actual meaning and purpose. Is the piece a statement of the futility of religion in and of itself? Am I saying that going down the path of “evil” will lead to your demise?

The odd thing is I don’t honestly know.

There’s a meaning to this piece, a sense of purpose here, that even I can’t honestly explain. In the end, it could be nothing more than me taking a bit of a poke at Catholicism without really thinking about it. Why?

The inverted cross, while modernly referenced to Satanism, is actually a symbol of cleansing and purification. In fact, Peter, one of the 12 apostles, asked to be hung upside-down as he didn’t find himself worthy of being killed the same way as Jesus. As you may know, Peter was “the rock” upon which the Catholic Church is built.

At the same time, upon this head, we see a skull attached to a woman’s body. In reference to that last point, am I saying that this is, in fact, a dead church? And since there is a woman’s body, that said dead church gives life at the cost of death?

Maybe. Now that I think of it, it could be…. or maybe I did just want to draw something that looked awesome.

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